Mr. Rose was a vegan at a time when shunning meat and fish was decidedly an oddity. His diet included sunflower seeds, sesame, unpolished rice, dates, cashew nuts, and carrot juice. His mother prepared his meals.
Mr. Rose remained a renowned sports figure in Australia, along with Betty Cuthbert, who won three sprinting gold medals at the 1956 Games. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Sports Minister Kate Lundy issued a joint statement calling Mr. Rose “a true pioneer of Australian swimming.’’
sign, Sunny signature: farm fishing is bad in many ways
and there's not enough wild salmon to go around....
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